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Stephen King Says Stephenie Meyer Can't Write

/>Recently, famed horror writer Stephen King sat down with journalist Lorrie Lynch from USA WEEKEND to talk about his career, his new collection of stories called Stephen King Goes to the Movies and his influence on popular authors today like J.K....

New Harry Potter Book Hits Shelves Today

J. K. Rowling's latest effort, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, goes on sale today, just in time for all the Harry Potter fans on your holiday shopping list, the ones who are still mourning the end of the stupendously successful series about the kid wit...

Last Harry Potter book to be 2 movies

After reading the final word of the final Harry Potter book (and catching your breath from screaming "OHMYGOSH, I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!) did you wonder how in the world all that could possible be squeezed into a movie? Apparently, someone did. Thankful...

A glimmer of hope for (extremely patient) Harry Potter fans

Could there have been a light left on over at Hogwarts?! J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has hinted she might be considering adding an 8th book to the popular line-up. I In an interview with Time magazine (who gave Rowling a #3 rank...

Better grades with Harry Potter

Your school is failing, your students are performing well below the national average, and you've been tasked with turning things around -- so what do you do? If you're the head teacher at Robert Mellors Primary School in Nottingham, England, you try ...

Rowling: Dumbledore is gay

Those who considered the Harry Potter series unfit to read because of the witchcraft involved might really freak at J.K. Rowling's latest admission. According to the author, Professor Dumbledore, one of the main characters in the series, is gay. At ...

Harry Potter helps the blind

J. K. Rowling rarely signs copies of her books, but she signed seven of them -- one of each -- for the National Braille Press to auction off as part of their annual fundraiser. The event will take place October 26 and will be hosted by Jay Leno who, ...

Head teacher spoils Harry Potter

It was an assembly on the last day of school. More than four hundred students were gathered to bid farewell to St John's Church of England school for the summer. The head teacher stood before the gathered children to offer words of wisdom. And read t...

Rowling to write more Potter?

Relax, Potter fans -- there's more to come. Kind of. JK Rowling, author of the most widely-sold series of novels in the history of mankind, says she's not quite finished with the boy wizard, and told the TODAY show's Meredith Veira that she "probabl...

Surviving PPD (Post-Potter Depression)

For the speedy and/or sleep deprived readers, it is over. The final installment of the Harry Potter series (unless J.K. Rowling has a change of heart, of course) means that many kids are laying around glassy-eyed, stunned, and possibly depressed. ...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, July 22, 2007

This weekend saw the release of the seventh and last Harry Potter book. But you knew that, of course. Even if you're not a fan and have no interest in the books, you couldn't possibly have missed hearing about it. Phil, at A Family Runs Through It he...

Pottermania vs sleep

I like Harry Potter, I really do. And J.K. Rowling is an imaginative genius who deserves all the millions she's getting for creating a series that inspired a short-attention span generation to sit down and read. But why in the world would a children...

Save Harry Potter! Rowling says "never say never" to more books

Will Harry Potter dies at the end of the 7th and "final" book of the series that bares his name? Who knows -- but "no matter what happens at the end of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,'" a new petition begs JK Rowling, the books' author, to con...

Harry Potter casts his spell in Tokyo

Dare I blaspheme? Do I tempt public ridicule and derision? Of course! And so, I will say that the fervor over Harry Potter reminds me of the frenzy that American teenagers exhibited when the Beatles came to town. Not that I'm saying that the Harry Po...

Havard Square to be renamed Hogwarts Square

We're mere weeks away from full-blown Potter-mania, when the series' final novel will hit bookstores, and the 5th movie will be released in theaters. The questions are mounting -- how will it all end? Who's going to die? What will the stars be wearin...

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